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Jennifer says - "The large majority of people who attend our events would agree with our five principles — limited government, lower taxes, free market capitalism, strong national defense, and personal rights and responsibilities."
Anyone else get a chuckle out of the hypocrisy in this sentence? Think the panels discussed how to remove the giant subsidies and tax breaks for large corporations (corporate jet tax anyone?) to get a free market economy? How about paying for wars with tax breaks?
Sled - you and I have been debating the parking lot at dry lake for a couple years now. Changing your tune now does no good. Take a look at your previous posts on the issue. Nothing in your comments about private funds, just a lot of yapping at the forest service to take "your" tax dollars and do something about the parking lot. That was you throwing your personal interests into the the debate, not the interests of the country, despite your libertarian protestations.
My point about the poll still stands. Your claim is the poll is representative of "THE PEOPLE". I call that hog wash. Have you ever taken a course on statistics or polling or anything mentioning the scientific method? The population of an online poll on www.steamboattoday.com is simply defined by the number of people that read this paper online AND are willing to vote in the poll. Voting at home and work or multiple computers is not prohibited, so the sample size of the poll is even likely smaller and more skewed (check out Occam's Razor while you are at it). For you to extrapolate the results of steamboattoday.com polls to will of THE PEOPLE is laughable.
Wow Ski, breaking your promise of never posting here again and with some doozies. Palin's record of success in both her executive positions? You mean Mayor of Wasilla and then half a term of Governor, you know, the position she QUIT. Since when does quitting meet a measure of success? Was it her major accomplishment of a windfall profit tax on Oil Companies that was a success? Success equals robbing a private company of their profits and then quitting? Wipe the starbursts from your eyes.
I for one would love a Palin GOP nomination for president.
Probably one of the best side benefits of this event is driving the haters and curmudgeons out of town. It will be a great finish, hopefully as good as today's finish in Crested Butte.
You heard it here first from YVB, there's a bike bubble. Short Trek, Giant, Shimano! time to make some money.
Hey YVB, you keep worry about biker's taints and yelling at bikers riding on the sidewalk - while you ARE DRIVING, but looking straight ahead no less. No one will think you are any stranger than they already do.
Hey YVB - biking continues to boom and will for the foreseeable future.
It's a great, healthy, non-polluting way to get around, plus very good for you when you try to squeeze bike rides for exercise.
We riders appreciate your focus on our taints. However, you are behind the times. Most seats have a cut out for reduce pressure for both men and women. Love how you throw out a link between biking and prostate cancer, as if there's a direct correlation.
Oh sledneck, my apologies, the poll in the online newspaper, the one statistically representative of the people that vote in online newspaper polls. my bad, that's what you meant by THE PEOPLE. I forgot we had such a profound measure of public sentiment available to you and your arguments.
Let's get real. You are for all government unless it furthers your aims, say paving/grading a larger parking lot at Dry Lake so you have room for your trailer in the winter. You are are right behind that sort of government intervention as I recall.
hey sledneck - since when did you speak for all people? Excuse me, THE PEOPLE? you lay off brother.
I'm sure the fracking debate will be an enlightened discussion among the like minded, just like the whole of the freedom conference. Nice PR work from the Steamboat Institute to remove the more popular book titles (excuse me, scholarly tomes) from the panelists like as “Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning", “The Black Lie” and “Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed my Generation.” from the latest agendas published in the paper.
Enjoy the one dish, all you can eat buffet filled with Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh wannabes.
I'm calling BS on Cari's comment about the "marketplace" should propose a solution along with all the usual "nanny state oh my" commentators. Government is there as a regulator against good old greed. I'm sure most car repair shops and car dealers would make more money if they simply poured their waste fluids (oil, tranny, coolant, etc) into a hole in the ground in their backyard or a 55 gallon drum that someone could cart off to a field to be forgotten.
If you think a for couple minutes you can come up with a couple hundred more examples - not hard to think of a few more when you live 20 miles downwind of a coal burning plant. If the giant grocery conglomerates are squeezing the most into their margins with plastic bags then we aren't going to see them at the bargaining table without the government involved. It saddens me to see one of my elected representatives taking the side of a corporation over the good of the people. Oh, that's right, corporations are people too.
Gosh darn you government for getting in my way of making an extra dollar! If we could just live in the Ayn Rand utopia (also known as when Ronald Reagan was president) everything would be just fine in this country. The roads would magic repair themselves, wars would be fought with hordes of inexpensive robots and the entrepreneurs/true capitalists of this country could get on with the business of making America truly great again.
Plastic bags do represent a problem in our disposable lifestyle (See Bill Wallace's comments). Most people are upset because a dearth of plastic shopping bags will make more difficult to store their dog's excrement in a landfill for the next 100 years. Is there an argument from the "marketplace" that millions of inexpensive but pervasive plastic bags are good for business and the environment? Do profits and convenience trump a benefit for the great good?
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